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Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Cotton)
Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Cotton)
Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton)
Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton)
Theobroma cacao, cocoa
Theobroma cacao, cocoa
Baobab trees between San and Mopti
Baobab trees between San and Mopti
Gossypium obtusifolium, R. (Cotton)
Gossypium obtusifolium, R. (Cotton)
Gossypium religiosum, Willd. (Nankeen or brown cotton)
Gossypium religiosum, Willd. (Nankeen or brown cotton)
Theobroma cacao pods
Theobroma cacao pods
Abutilon Boule De Neige
Abutilon Boule De Neige
Abutilon Canary bird
Abutilon Canary bird
Wercklea flavovirens
Wercklea flavovirens
Trochetiopsis ebenus
Trochetiopsis ebenus
Hoheria glabrata
Hoheria glabrata
Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton) Featured Image

Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his Flora indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a bi-triennial. He also mentions that this species and its varieties Dacca, Berar and China, are the most cultivated by the natives in India. Roxburgh reports "'G. herbaceum is in general cultivated all over Bengal and Coromandel. It is reared about Dacca, and furnishes that exceedingly fine cotton wool employed in manufacturing the very delicate, beautiful muslins of that place." He finally tells how the three main varieties [Dacca, Berar and China] differ from each other. Inscription by Sir George Watt (1855-1930) on drawing reads A form of G. neglectum Tod

© RBG KEW

Hibiscus longifolius, Willd
Hibiscus longifolius, Willd